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I am a plush pattern designer, craft book author, and sewing teacher. I design patterns for stuffed animals from my home studio in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Sewing dolls and toys is my passion! I ...

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Darcy the Dachshund

from Abby Glassenberg Design
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Darcy the Dachshund
Darcy the Dachshund
Darcy the Dachshund
Darcy the Dachshund
Darcy the Dachshund
Darcy the Dachshund

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Sew basic stitches on a sewing machine.
  • Pin.
  • Sew two pieces right sides together.
  • Clip curves.

Pattern Description:

My mom used to tell me about the pet dachshund her family had when she was growing up. His name was Meatball and in the winter he used to sit on the heat grate in the living room until he was truly a hot dog! Dachshunds are adorable dogs and I designed this one in honor of Meatball.

To make a dachshund you'll need:
*1/4 yard of fabric for the body (fleece or quilting cotton both work great!)
*a scrap of contrasting fabric to line the ears
*a scrap of black felt for the eyes and nose
*fiberfill stuffing, 4.5 ounces (I like fiberfill because it is easy to find and washable)
*6 inches of ribbon
*coordinating thread
*black embroidery floss for the mouth, 18 inches

The finished puppy is 12 inches long x 7 inches tall.

This pattern is perfect for you if you've sewn a few stuffed animals and are ready to try one with darts and gussets. Don't worry! I take you through every step with clear and thorough written instructions and photos. These design elements make this puppy truly three-dimensional!

The Dachshund pattern was designed by me, Abby Glassenberg, and is copyrighted 2012. All rights reserved. It is illegal to distribute this pattern electronically or in hard copy without my permission.


You can sell items made from this pattern as long as you follow these regulations:

1. Keep a copy of your receipt as proof of purchase.
2. The items cannot be mass-produced. They must be made by hand, one at a time.
3. Items must be made only by the individual that purchased the pattern.
4. Credit is given to Abby Glassenberg as the pattern designer on a tag affixed to each item and, if selling online, the listing must contain a direct link to where the pattern can be purchased.
5. You may make alterations to the pattern, but you must still link to the original pattern and credit Abby Glassenberg on the item's tags and listings.

Thank you!


  • 1/4 yard of fabric for the body (fleece or quilting cotton)
  • a scrap of a contrasting fabric for the ears
  • a scrap of black felt for the nose and mouth
  • coordinating thread
  • fiberfill stuffing, 4/5 ounces
  • 6 inches of ribbon
  • black embroidery floss, 18 inches

You Will Also Need:

  • pins
  • hand-sewing needle
  • scissors for fabric
  • stuffing tool such as a chopstick